You Don't have to Believe in God

This is a re-posting from last year.  I saw it this morning and thought that someone needed to read this again!

A billboard has gone up in Grand Rapids and several other cities in America. 

Personally, I don't know how to hope, care and love without God.  I have been walking with Him since I was 14 years old. Everything I have learned about caring for others has been modeled for me by other Christians and through God's loving care for us. 
According to Atheists can hope, care, love and live, all without God. I am positive that they can!  Every person has the ability to portray these attributes, because they were created in the image of God.
According to their website "there is one major difference between the hopes many religious people have and the hopes the nonreligious have: the nonreligious do not look to God to fulfill their hopes. There is no supernatural being to make sure everything will turn out OK. Nothing is guaranteed." defines Hope- the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. 
The bible speaks about hope many times. The Hebrew and Greek words that are used for "hope" can be translated to mean "a strong and confident expectation." What we hope for is something that we are confident of. 
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what  is seen was not made out of what was visible.

The title of the website, "Living without religion" intrigues me.
I too try and live without religion. 

I want more than rules, affiliation and titles. 
I want a relationship!
I want to be known by the creator 
I want to have a personal relationship with Him. 
I want to rely on His wisdom, strength, grace and forgiveness

Many who claim to not need Jesus say that they can do it by themselves.  That their hope is in themselves. 

A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength. Psalm 33:17

I know that I can NOT do it by myself! My hope is not in myself. I am fully aware that God is bigger and smarter and wiser and more gracious and more faithful etc. etc. than I could ever be. 

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 

So although it is true that You Don't have to believe in God, 
You don't have to put your hope in Him,

I wouldn't,
even think of,
doing life without Him!



  1. Thanks Jann. Thank goodness - THANK GOD -- our hope is in Him, and not in our "selves" or in this world... because this world is not our entire world! Nor should it--or does it need to be. Our relationship with the Lord tells us there is more... thank God!

  2. I can't even begin to fathom the concept of love and hope without God. Why would I chose without Him, when I can have life with Him? With Him means nothing is limited. Without Him, means our greatest need or dream is restricted to our own limitations... the power of broken people living in a broken world vs unlimited and saved. No contest as far as I can tell. I'm not in the least bit religious. Most Christians I know are not either. Atheism is a religion. ~Carley


Thank you for visiting, Praying that you are blessed today. Jann

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